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Facebook fined for Cambridge Analytica role

By Ryan Noik 12 July 2018

Facebook has been slapped with its first fine for its role in allowing Cambridge Analytica to access users’ data. FULL STORY >

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Notification - You are all caught up with Instagram

By Staff Writer 5 July 2018

With Instagram recently crossing the one billion user mark, it’s safe to say there are a lot of people checking out photos. FULL STORY >

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Facebook fires its next shot against fake news

By Ryan Noik 4 July 2018

Facebook has made its latest move to combat fake news on its platform, enlisting artificial intelligence. FULL STORY >

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Apple looks to limit Facebook’s tracking

By Staff Writer 5 June 2018

Facebook and Apple are not always the best of friends. The latest bit of argy-bargy comes straight from Apple’s Developer Conference, where the company’s software chief Craig Federighi briefly used his time on stage to talk about how Facebook... FULL STORY >

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Facebook is launching its own Blockchain division

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 May 2018

The new division will be led by Facebook's former Messenger head, with very little else known at this stage. FULL STORY >

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Cambridge Analytica is closing its doors

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 3 May 2018

Following the Facebook data privacy scandal, the firm behind the controversy is being forced to close up shop. FULL STORY >

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Facebook partnering with RED to create professional VR camera

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 May 2018

The social media company is partnering with the high-end camera specialists as Facebook looks to double down on VR content. FULL STORY >

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Facebook joins the dating scene with new features

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 2 May 2018

Aiming to take on the likes of Tinder, Facebook announces new dating features at this year's F8 conference. FULL STORY >

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Facebook and Digify Africa to train 1000 young South Africans in online safety as part of 'Ilizwe Lam' campaign

By Press Release 25 April 2018

Facebook has announced a new dedicated youth online safety programme in partnership with Digify Africa, aiming to train 1000 South Africans between the ages of 13 to 18 across high... FULL STORY >

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Facebook may soon be developing its own chips

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 April 2018

The social media platform has a job listing for chip making specialists, with the company likely aiming to be more self-reliant in that regard. FULL STORY >

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Facebook implicates Google, Twitter and others for data collection

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 17 April 2018

A recent Facebook blog post tries to explain the company's data collection activities, along with citing others for doing the exact same thing. FULL STORY >

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You will soon be able to download all your Instagram pics easily

By Staff Writer 12 April 2018

A tool, similar to Facebook’s Download your Data, will be coming soon. FULL STORY >

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Largest Black Lives Matter Facebook page a fake, scam

By Staff Writer 11 April 2018

A fake Black Lives Matter (BLM) page on Facebook received more than twice the followers than the official BLM page. Worse, the page is apparently a scam, with links to a middle-aged white man in Australia. FULL STORY >

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Mark Zuckerberg hints that paid version of Facebook is a possibility

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 11 April 2018

During his testimony in front of the US Senate, Mark Zuckerberg says that a version of Facebook will always be free. Which means a version could be paid-for in future. FULL STORY >

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Facebook suspends CubeYou for Cambridge Analytica-style data abuse

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 9 April 2018

Citing the use of 'quizzes' designed to collect marketing data, Facebook has chosen to suspend data firm CubeYou following a report by CNBC. FULL STORY >

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